Archive for improvised music

Centrifuge Workshop: developing an aesthetic II

Posted in Experimental Music, free improvisation, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2015 by electronicmusik

I took part in a fantastic improvisation workshop on Saturday (6th June) organised by the ever enterprising Centrifuge (Phil Morton et al).

Held at the MMU campus in Crewe, it was a chance to play and talk about performance in the here and now. Turned out to be a most thought provoking day with great contributions from all concerned. Took copious notes for further study. Great to perform a duo with Steve Lewis (voice) and a trio with Bruce Coates and Mark Haslip (saxes)

As well as performing Alex Cutteridge took these amazing photos

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Grew, Blezard and Simpson live at Open Circuit March 14

Posted in Electronic Musik, free improvisation, gigs, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by electronicmusik

Here’s a lovley short film shot by Phil Powell of a performance I did with Shaun Blezard and Stephen Grew at Open Circuit in Ulverston in March 2014.

New CD from Wire Assembly on Found Property Label FP14

Posted in Electronic Musik, Experimental Music, free improvisation, other net labels with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2014 by electronicmusik

Wire Assembly the free improvising guitar trio based in Sheffield have a new CD out on Found Property as of February 2014.

A recent Review of the last Wire Assembly release said:

The playing is a pleasure to listen to. The improvisations never lose focus or momentum—all three guitarists are adept at throwing out and accepting gambits, and often finishing each other’s phrases while doing so. The tasks of comping, playing single note lines and even hinting at a bassline—as Jasnoch does on occasion—are continually shifted around, keeping the sound moving ahead. Particularly exciting are those moments when a spontaneous, obliquely jazz-like chord progression breaks out, as when Jasnoch and Simpson do the free improv equivalent of chase choruses over Carver’s motile harmonies. (Avant Music News)

Wire Assembly – A Roadside Botany (FP14)

Ian Simpson – Guitar
John Jasnoch – Guitar
Neil Carver – Guitar

Contact through this blog to get a copy !!

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New ep from Wire Assembly ( free improvising guitar trio )

Posted in Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, Experimental Music, free improvisation, new releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by electronicmusik

Electronic Musik has released a new ep from Sheffield guitar trio Wire Assembly.

Em193: Wire Assembly – Three Chairs

Recorded in June 2013 at Fuse

Artwork: Ian Simpson 2013

Wire Assembly are John Jasnoch, Neil Carver and Ian Simpson

download the EP FREE here

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Classwar Karaoke Survey 0021 out now (free download)

Posted in blog, new releases, other net labels, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2013 by electronicmusik

The latest in a series of wonderful compilations from Classwar Karaoke.

Over 100 tracks groundbreaking music from all over the planet !

Classwar Karaoke – Survey 0021

download FREE here

Founded in 2008, Classwar Karaoke is a label dedicated to the release of experimental music and short-films; principally, by means of a series of ongoing quarterly surveys, made available via sites such as internet archive, myspace, discogs, youtube, lastfm, facebook, sonic squirrel, reverbnation, soundcloud etc, under Creative Commons license 3. All material remains the property of the respective artists and is offered for free download in line with this license. The Surveys published so far feature artists from all over the world; and the material in toto represents significant documentation of the experimental scene itself. Involvement in the project has helped spawn many fruitful collaborations, live-shows and a vibrant exchange of ideas; so much so that, for several repeat-participants, Classwar Karaoke is as much a collective as it is a community and also a mechanism for the release of new material.

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New EP from Concrete Bunker on Electronic Musik

Posted in Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, free improvisation, new releases, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by electronicmusik

The new EP from Concrete Bunker has been released on Electronic Musik as a free download.

Em185: Few Will Survive – Concrete Bunker

Free improvising duo of Rob Harrison (drums) and Ian Simpson (guitar / percussion) who have collaborated together in other situations (Acoute / Fraktal) exploring the extremes of volume and various sonic textures.

‘No Wave freakouts with post punk walls of sound’ – EM (2012)

‘Brutal’ – Reinhards Fuchs (2012)

Recorded live at Fraktures ‘Blank Canvas’ in Liverpool UK, September 2012.

download the album FREE here

Compilation 7 from Electronic Musik out now !

Posted in Electronic Musik, Electronica, EM free downloads, Experimental Music, free improvisation, new releases, Noise Research, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2012 by electronicmusik

Electronic Musik has released it’s 7th compilation album this weekend.

Entitled ‘Output 7’ it features 36 tracks of cutting edge leftfield delights.

download the album FREE here

Artwork copyright Ian Simpson (2012)